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Already??? #8481322 12/20/21 01:16 PM
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We're starting to see bucks with dropped antlers. Have a couple on camera and my buddy helped run a hunt on a high fence around Nacona this weekend and literally saw the same buck with 1 then no antlers in the same day. Seems way early for them to start dropping.

Re: Already??? [Re: TCB] #8481419 12/20/21 02:28 PM
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Wow already

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Definitely early for very many to drop but an individual deer can happen this early.


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Re: Already??? [Re: TCB] #8481570 12/20/21 04:36 PM
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Seen happen before in Central Texas. Not common but it does happen every so often. Seen it in various age classes and mainly with bucks injured or just very poor shape due to rut/range conditions.


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Re: Already??? [Re: TCB] #8482013 12/20/21 11:18 PM
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Where are you located? Here in the big country, we are almost as dry as we were in 2011. Grain fields are dying and pastures have no protein left in the grass. Very limited forbes left. Deer will drop horns sooner due to nutrition.

Re: Already??? [Re: TCB] #8482429 12/21/21 05:56 AM
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That's insanely early and we have had plenty of rain. Been hunting Nocona for 18 years and some carry them into March so that is very weird. Must be a HF issue. We border a HF too but they hide from the fence.

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Yep, have a pic from OK both sides done dropped

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Are you sure they aren't broken from fighting?


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Originally Posted by RattlesnakeDan
Are you sure they aren't broken from fighting?


If you’re referring to my post

No, these are fresh drops

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Several years ago mid December in East Texas, really cold morning and it sleeted/snowed for about 20 minutes while I was sitting in the stand. When I walked out my cleared walk trail, there was a freshly dropped antler laying on top of the white stuff. It wasn't there when I walked in and there was sleet and snow under the whole thing.

Re: Already??? [Re: Biscuit] #8491308 12/31/21 08:11 AM
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wow its early


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I'll pick up a dozen on a hunt that starts the 10th of Jan on a bunch of big wheat fields, resident experts always let me know they are last years no matter how much blood is on the pedicle.
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Are you sure they aren't broken from fighting?

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